A stunning report from the bowels of the gossip arena on a Tiger Woods break: Alex Rodriguez and Kate Hudson have apparently broken up. No golf clubs were swung, no hydrants were run over, according to reports so far.
Looking toward a deep playoff run, the Yankees are trying to get their ducks in a row. That means telling the wives and girlfriends to stop being mean to Kate Hudson.
TKACIK: how are we supposed to have an opinion on kate hudson and arod
PAREENE: hahaha i don't know
TKACIK: apparently the news here is that "very public smooching puts to rest rumors that Rodriguez, 33, and Hudson are just close friends"
PAREENE: i know how often i had heard the rumor that they were just close friends
Possible conversation topics: Goldie Hawn's radiant skin, Selena Roberts' lesbianism, 'Whatever happened to the kid in "Almost Famous"?', Ken Burns: toupee or not toupee, depreciation of Manhattan real estate market, Clete Boyer, "BASEketball." [NYP]